Tagged: Teen & YA

Every Heart a Doorway

Review – Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

Every Heart a Doorway was far too short because the interesting elements weren’t detailed enough and the pacing wasn’t great. All of a sudden we’re in a mystery, two minutes later the teen detectives have solved the case and we’re happy ever after for the ones who aren’t dead.

Book Review - The Bone Shard Daughter

Review – The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart

The Bone Shard Daughter is a satisfying though wanting end to a novel on human experience. What makes us human? Are humans made or born? Indentured servitude or slavery, is one worst or better? What is the alternative? Is it acceptable to do unacceptable things for the greater good? Who defines the greater good?
Plus there’s magic, mystery, and fantasy

Book Review - What Can I Say?

Review – What Can I Say? by Catherine Newman

What Can I Say? is a self help book suitable for all ages, abilities and confidence levels.
Even if you’re the most clued up person socially or struggle 1:1 or in groups, you will gain something from reading a chapter or two.

Book Review - Kissing Emma

Review – Kissing Emma by Shappi Khorsandi

Kissing Emma is an accurate and disheartening representation of current stories you hear time and time again in the news: young people caught up in a spiral of poverty, addiction and/or domestic violence with very few positive options to escape. These shouldn’t be familiar stories, we shouldn’t be desensitised, but we are.

Book Review - Forget Me Not

Review – Forget Me Not by Elle Terry

Calli is on her 10th new school because her mom ups and leaves town when romantic relationships ends. If that wasn’t enough to contend with Calli has Tourette syndrome. She longs for a friend and somewhere to call home.
Heartfelt, powerful, insightful and just packed full of emotion. This YA read was more than just the turmoil of the teenage years.

Godless - Mute Cat Chronicles - Book 2

Review – Godless by Derek Porterfield

Godless by Derek Porterfield, picks up directly where Book 1 of the Mute Cat Chronicles ended. We pause for a moment and then are flung back into this ripping yarn about resistance in a techno-religious city. When power corrupts who will take a stand?